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Caribbean outdoor season 2015

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2015

Postby mikesiva » Mon May 04, 2015 3:38 pm

"JAMAICA added three more medals, including two gold on last night's second and final day of the 2nd IAAF World Relay Championships at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas and went a far way to redemption after just two silvers on Saturday's opening session. The men's 4x200m team without World Record holder Usain Bolt retained their title while the veteran Veronica Campbell Brown rolled back the clock to anchor the women's 4x100m team to a close victory over the Americans, avenging last year's loss. The women's 4x400m were second again as Jamaica finished with five medals after winning two on Saturday -- in the men's 4x100m and the women's 4x200m. Jamaica were second in the points tables with 46, behind the USA's 63 with Poland third with 34, followed by Australia (25), rounding out the top four teams."

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2015

Postby mikesiva » Mon May 04, 2015 3:53 pm

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2015

Postby mikesiva » Thu May 07, 2015 7:35 am

"Double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Olympic champion Allyson Felix are two of the many stars who have already signed up to compete in Kingston on 9 May at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting. It has not yet been revealed which events they will contest in the Jamaican capital, but there is both a 100m and 200m for women on the schedule for the meeting. African and Commonwealth champion Blessing Okagbare is also confirmed to compete in Kingston so will likely be up against one of the Olympic sprint champions. Aside from Olympic 100m champion Fraser-Pryce, many of Jamaica’s other top athletes will also be in action. Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer will compete in the 400m flat where she’ll face fellow Diamond Race winner Novlene Williams-Mills and Commonwealth 400m champion Stephenie Ann McPherson. The men’s and women’s sprint hurdles fields will be led respectively by Olympic bronze medallist and Jamaican record-holder Hansle Parchment and 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson of the USA. In the men’s 100m, world bronze medallist Nesta Carter will be up against world silver medallist Justin Gatlin and former world record-holder Asafa Powell."

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2015

Postby mikesiva » Sun May 10, 2015 2:55 am

"FORMER world record holder Asafa Powell restored pride to the Jamaican camp with a world-leading 9.84 seconds in the 100m in silencing a strong field including American Ryan Bailey, while newcomer Elaine Thompson proved to be 'The Real McCoy' in winning the 100m in 10.97 seconds at the Jamaica Invitational International Meet at the National Stadium last night. Spurred on by a large crowd, Powell brought the house down in making a grand return to competitive action on local soil. He left the blocks like a bullet, kept his form well and powered home in 9.84 seconds, the 84th time he has dipped below the 10-second barrier. But, more importantly, he defeated Bailey, who felt the wrath of the Jamaican public for his 'throat-cutting' gesture toward Usain Bolt after anchoring the US to victory in the 4x100m at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas last week. Bailey, who was booed throughout despite a concerted effort to win over the crowd, clocked 9.93 seconds to finish second ahead of Nesta Carter in 9.98 seconds. Jamaica's Andrew Fisher was fourth in a personal best of 10.01 seconds. Thompson, who had the world-leading time of 10.92 seconds done at the UTech Classic a few weeks ago, showed that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the 100m, beating a world-class field in 10.97 seconds. Thompson, 22, the training partner of sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, wasn't the best away but recovered well and led Commonwealth Games champion Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria and American star Allyson Felix at the half-way mark before impressively pulling away for a comfortable win. Okagbare was second in 11.06 seconds with Felix third in 11.18 seconds. In arguably the performance of the meet, the emerging American Jasmin Stowers threw down the gauntlet in the 100m hurdles with a magnificent 12.39sec clocking in establishing a new meet record, lowering her world-leading mark set two weeks ago by .01 seconds. Stowers was miles clear of the Jamaican sister pair of Danielle Williams (12.77) and Shermaine Williams (12.89). Jamaica's premier sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was third in the women's 200m in 22.37 seconds. Running in her bright orange outfit, Fraser-Pryce came off the bend on the shoulders of Tori Bowie of the US, but both were caught by the fast-finishing Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas in an impressive 22.14 seconds. Bowie clocked 22.29 for second. Sherone Simpson was fourth with 22.64 seconds. Meanwhile, Jamaican-born Sanya Richards-Ross of the US continued her good form in romping home in the 400m in a world-leading 49.95 seconds. Richards-Ross thwarted the challenge of her compatriot Francena McCorory and actually won going away. McCorory was second in 50.73sec with Jamaica's Stephenie McPherson third with 50.98 seconds. Then the nation's promising quarter-miler Javon Francis, running from lane two, ran the race of his life and dipped below the 45-second barrier for the first time clocking 44.90 for third behind the Asian record holder Yousef Al-Masral of Saudi Arabia with 44.59 seconds. Olympic champion Lashawn Merritt of the US was second in 44.80 seconds. Earlier, in the women's development 400m, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson won impressively in 51.43 seconds ahead of the African pair of Tjipkapora Herunga of Namibia in 52.27, and Kabange Mupopo of Zambia third in 52.67 seconds. Former Munro College star Delano Williams of Great Britain took the men's 400m development event in a personal best of 45.42 seconds ahead Dylan Borlee of Belgium with 45.70, with Ibra Anne Mame of France third in 45.92 seconds."

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